THE EFFECTS OF BAGHOUSE FINES AND INCOMPLETE COMBUSTION PRODUCTS IN A DRUM DRIER ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ASPHALT PAVING MIXTURES - PHASE II. FINAL REPORT

An extensive laboratory study of the asphalt paving mixtures containing baghouse fines has been conducted through seven sets of experimental designs to characterize the performance of pavement. Marshall size specimens of asphalt paving mixtures with different kinds and amounts of baghouse fines were fabricated using the gyratory testing machine. The following techniques were used to evaluate the influence of the various variables upon mechanical properties such as: gyratory parameters, resilient modulus, indirect tensile strength, indirect creep, and Hveem stability tests to evaluate their mechanical properties. In addition, in the asphalt paving mixtures, asphalt cement was replaced with baghouse fines in order to maintain a constant volume of asphalt cement plus baghouse fines. The evaluation was conducted under the simulation of plant aging, environmental aging, moisture damage, and traffic densification. The gyratory stability index and gyratory elasto-plastic index can be used to determine the effect of baghouse fines on asphalt paving mixtures during specimen fabrication. The resilient modulus, indirect tensile strength, and Hveem stability decrease significantly with higher amounts of baghouse fines. Artificial aging processes to simulate pavement performance caused an increase in resilient modulus and the indirect tensile strength as well as a reduction in failure tensile strain. The effect of water sensitivity of asphalt paving mixture decreased with increasing amount of asphalt cement or with decreasing of baghouse fines/asphalt cement ratio. Densification of asphalt paving mixtures produces higher indirect tensile strength, but it also decreased the resilient modulus. The resilient modulus value was insensitive to the gradation of baghouse fines or mineral fillers, but the indirect tensile strength increased significantly with finer fines or fillers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284

    Indiana Department of Transportation

    100 N Senate Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lin, J D
  • Publication Date: 1990-8-22

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 192 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/IN/JHRP-90/10, JHRP-90/10
  • Contract Numbers: C-36-6II
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1992 12:00AM